Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Vassar College, Villard Room
This workshop is for students and faculty--Please RSVP here!
Conservation is a word often used to reflect our commitment to the environment through the preservation and management of the natural world. But is that all that conservation means today? How do we define a conservation ethic and engage communities in the sustainable use of resources? Who will our future leaders be as the disconnect between the natural world and our society continues to grow?
The Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow Conference will focus on answering these questions and identifying opportunities and current challenges in the Conservation Field for our students, faculty, educators and local community members. This workshop will begin with a luncheon for students and faculty, followed by two panel sessions discussing career options and leadership skill development in the conservation field.
Panelists include Vassar alumnae noted for their contributions to conservation, including among others: Liz Putnam ’55, founder of the SCA, Karin Limburg ‘77, professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Dr. Alan Tousignant ’84, director of the Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School, Adam Green ‘95, founder and executive director of Rocking the Boat, and Maria Garcia ’15, communications associate for the Open Space Institute. Following the panel discussions, a leadership workshop will be led by the Student Conservation Association.
There will be a keynote address by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, a preeminent conservation biologist, on Wednesday evening following the conference at 5:30 pm in Taylor Hall.